CHISHIMBA Kambwili yesterday went vile in Parliament and openly threatened to physically beat Copperbelt Minister Bowman Lusambo in the presence of deputy speaker of the National Assembly Catherine Namugala.
The incident happened when the Roan Patriotic Front (PF) member of Parliament was debating on ex-miner’s promised land on the Copperbelt.
Some unidentified PF lawmakers were heard heckling Mr Kambwili for allegedly selling the Luanshya Golf Course land on the Copperbelt as the former Information and Broadcasting Services Minister was winding up his debate.
Unidentified PF Parliamentarians were heard shouting: “you (Kambwili) sold golf land.
Immediately after seeing Mr Lusambo, who was at the time not in the House,walk in and take his seat, Mr Kambwili lashed at Mr Lusambo, threatening he was going to beat him (Lusambo)
Mr Kambwili verbally abused Mr Lusambo denigrating him as a small boy who was not a member of the PF.
“I want to warn this boy (Mr Lusambo) that I can beat him. He is a small boy and not even a member of the PF,” Mr Kambwili said soon after Mr Lusambo took his seat.
Deputy Speaker Namugala admonished Mr Kambwili and advised him to stop from further attacking the Copperbelt Minister who remained composed despite consistent threats from Mr Kambwili.
“Hon Kambwili…they are no boys in the House and you know that you have been here a long time. Please exhibit some calmness in your debate and maturity,” Ms Namugala said.
But Mr Kambwili who had only remained with about a minute to conclude his debate ignored the chairperson’s advice and went ahead to attack Mr Lusambo.
“I want to warn that boy to stop playing around with me… I can beat him up,” Mr Kambwili said. Ms Namugala immediately curtailed Mr Kambwili’s debate as he started advancing towards where Mr Lusambo was seated but was restrained and walked out of the House.
Mr Kambwili was seen out of the House by UPND chief whip Garry Nkombo and Mitete UPND Member of Parliament Misheck Mitelo to his car and immediately drove off from Parliament buildings.